attended Juilliard, Ohio University and Yale, from whence
she graduated with the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in 1983.
whom she has worked include the American Ballet Theater, the Bach Choir of Bethlehem,
the Brewer Chamber Orchestra, the Bronx Chamber Orchestra, the Glimmerglass
Orchestra, the Harmonie String Quartet, the
Hunter College Orchestra, the Kansas City Philharmonic, the New Jersey
Symphony, the New York City Ballet, the New York Pops, the New York Scandia
Orchestra, the New York Viola Society, the Northeastern Pennsylvania
Philharmonic, the Oklahoma Symphony, the Otsego Chamber Players, and the
January 1994, she and Hsin-Yun Huang, Ann Roggen and Liuh-Wen Ting gave
the world premiere of Rosemary Glyde’s
“Suite for Four Violas” (“Weiji”)
at Mannes College of Music.
She and Susan Jolles and Sue Ann Kahn did the same for Julie
Mandel’s “Trio for Flute, Viola and Harp” at Queens College in April 1996.
March 1997, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic celebrated its 25th
anniversary with a performance of Ludwig van Beethoven’s
“Symphony No. 9 in D minor”. The “Ode to Joy” was
counterbalanced by a musical tribute to the late David Einfeldt,
23-year veteran of the NPP, as Christine interpreted Paul Hindemith’s
“Trauermusik for Viola and Strings”.
She and seven
of her colleagues performed Peggy Swafford’s arrangement for eight
violas of “A Finnish Folk Song” at CAMI Hall in a memorial
concert for Harold Coletta on 1st December
February 2003, the Harmonie String Quartet honoured the centenary of Sir William Walton in a
performance of his “String Quartet in A minor” at Madison
Avenue Christian Church in New
She was one of
a half-dozen string musicians who gave the world premiere of Richard Lane’s
“Canzona for Six Violas” at The Good
Shepherd Faith Presbyterian Church on 11th May 2003.
February 2010, the New York Scandia Orchestra gave the American premieres
of Anders Koppel’s “Concerto Piccolo” and Poul Schierbeck’s
“I Danmark er jeg Fodt” in Victor Borge Hall at Scandinavia House.
They did the
same for Franz Neruda’s “Cello Concerto” at Trinity Church on 9th March 2010.
which she appears include: Broken English and Strange Weather by Marianne
Faithfull; the world premiere recording of George Frideric
Handel’s opera, Faramondo, with the Brewer Chamber Orchestra; Living it All Wrong by Lee Feldman;
the soundtrack of Ric Burns’ documentary, New
York; and, Visions of Light and Mystery by Judith Sainte Croix.
In the field
of music education, she has taught privately and as part of the Encore
Music Program, and served as treasurer of the American String Teachers
Association New Jersey chapter and president of the New York Viola Society.
Ohio University honoured her
with its Distinguished Alumni Award for her vast contributions to classical